Sunday, 23 September 2007

Solar eclipse

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas.

Only 83 years to the next total solar eclipse in Britain. It will occur on 23rd September 2090. The first total eclipse in the UK in the third millennium occurs close to sunset. Its centreline misses the British mainland, but is very close to the Channel Islands. The broad path of totality -- over 240km wide -- covers south-west Ireland, most of the south coast of England, all of Cornwall and Devon, and the Channel Islands, as well as a large part of northern France. Most of the UK will see the Sun set partially eclipsed. Like anyone reading this could care!!!!

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